(International Standard Serial Number)  ISSN 1532-0340



McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume XX, Number 1, January 31, 2012.


A clearing house for McAninch and related surnames [McAninch, McIninch, McNinch (-sh)].

Published Quarterly since 1993.              Articles solicited, and Queries accepted.




Table Of Contents




Summary: One Hundred Years Ago: McAninch in the 1910 Census

Page 2012-02



Indianapolis City Directories (1914-1951) and Miscellaneous Indianapolis Data 

Page 2012-04



John McAninch, born ca.1760, Armstrong County pioneer, western Pennsylvania

Page 2012-06



Chinese New Year: Black Water (Female) Dragon in 2012


In the Chinese lunar calendar, the ‘Year of the Black Water (Female) Dragon’ 4709 will begin on

4 February 2012. The sequence of the twelve animals is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake,

Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog, and Pig. In the traditional 60-year and 120-year cycles, the

animals are combined with Yin-Yang and the Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth):



In Chinese astrology, the Dragon is a legendary animal, and is a symbol of the emperor in China.

Chinese consider that the dragon is ‘coated with mysterious color’ -- unpredictable, untouchable,

and, according to legend, people cannot see its head and tail at the same time.


Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, a time for family reunions,

honoring ancestors, and thanking the gods for their blessings. “Gung Hay Fat Choy”, the traditional

greeting, can be translated as “Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”


This McAninch Family History Newsletter is Published by Frank and Jan (Mauk) McAninch

17531 Montbury Circle, Huntington Beach, California 92649-4823      Telephone: 714-846-5134

Email: frank[at]McAninch.net, FrankMcAninch[at]alumni.uci.edu, mcaninch92649[at]verizon.net 



McAninch Family History NL v.XX n.1 / January 2012 / Copyright Frank McAninch / page 2012-01

Permission granted to copy freely for any non-commercial purpose except copyrights owned by others


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